Archive | March, 2020

Be a Teapot: Life Without a Ventilator.

30 Mar

IMG_7612Think back. There was a time when there were no ventilators. There was a time when there were no doctors,  and no hospitals,  and we had to think about what to do when we could not breathe.  I had to do that when I was a child. My mother was an invalid,  and there came a time when I couldn’t depend on her. My father was at work.  I had been given a mind for figuring things out.  So, one day, when sinus mucus was overwhelming  me and I was still young enough to be singing nursery rhymes, I pulled a trash bin out, bent over it from my waist, and thought:

I’m a little teapot short and stout.

Here is my handle, here is my spout.

When I get all steamed up,

Hear me shout:

Tip me over and pour me out!

With a lot less blow and effort, I cleared my sinuses out and could breathe. I know that sounds gross. I was a child. Children do gross things! But it worked. Not only for sinuses. When I developed constant bronchial problems,  tipping my body over the side of the bed, so I could evacuate phlegm and mucus from my throat and lungs into a bowl,  helped clear my lungs so I could breathe. Steam with menthol cough drops melted in its water helped. Salt water gargle helped. Anything, anything, to cut the blockage, and release it as fast as possible, helped. And, as I found when I could read medical history,  always had.

As I grew into a life in which I was uninsurable, I had to continue to depend on simple ways to protect my ability to breathe. But as an adult I shied away from being a teapot, and tipping over. I shouldn’t  have. A friend on Facebook reminded me of tipping recently,  and I have begun again. I am not waiting until I cannot breathe, and it’s time to panic. I am doing it when mucus is present, to clear it out,  to not allow it to begin to build,  to not let there be a festering ground for any virus,  especially Covid 19 if it should come. Which it probably will. It is simpler than a Heimlich Maneuver to:

Get into a position where your head is lower than your lungs. Have a container on the floor.

Let gravity and patience move phlegm and mucus into a position to be blown and coughed out of you. Don’t wait until you can’t breathe. When you feel too much is present, get it out of you. If you need more help,  breathe steam. Keep clear.

This advice is simple. It requires no medication or equipment. It can help things from getting critical. But it is not a replacement for a ventilator if someone is in critical condition. It is one aid that can make a big difference. But it can’t do everything.

When you dispose the waste, pour some soapy water in the bowl or container and let it sit a minute before you flush the contents. Just take a little extra care.

Breath is life. Take care of yourselves.

Change has come.

21 Mar

Everything before this moment is gone. What we knew is going through

reset. And the truth of the saying “Be careful what you wish for… ” has been thrust, quickly, on the entire world.

I have precognitive ability. No, I don’t see all and know all, no one has that ability. But I have seen, since early childhood, things happening ahead of their time, through dreams and what I think of as cracks in time. To me, time is a method of putting universal experience in order, when in reality our universal experience may have no order at all. We place experience in order by linking place and experience together with material and time lines. We consciously agree to our order. Yet, sometimes, we have experiences that step outside of that order, taking us into a past, a future, or somewhere else than our present moment.

When we disrupt our order we disrupt our agreement. And more changes happen than we can ever know.

We have reached another point of major disruption.

Most of us did not pay attention to the clues that this was coming. There are a lot of deniers out there who now face the consequences of that denial. But all humans have to face the same consequences now. All of us. We are equalized by a change we can’t stop.

We are all in the midst of illness. And the wisest thing we can do, now, is accept we are all already ill. That we all need to withdraw from each other, reflect, reform, and reincarnate ourselves.

Reincarnation does exist, both symbolically in regards of living many lives in one lifetime, and realistically as one conscious energy seeking existence through many lifetimes. Remember what I wrote earlier: time is an agreement. Our consciousness has made many agreements with time. And created many disruptions.

We have a need to make new agreements to face the most bizarre disruptions the world has ever faced.

When we, as humans, can’t get our agreements together, I believe a global consciousness steps in and releases its antibodies to force us to change. These antibodies take the form of viruses. The absolute equalizers. This global step has been taken now. And we each have a job before us. To choose the ways we will change.

Change is our only task now. Individually and as a race. Many of us have made very foolish choices lending to this change. All of those bad choices will haunt us. But they were made. And we must make new choices, and move on.

Do your best to be wise in your changes. Be healthy in them. Accept the illness as it is affecting you, and heal it in you. That is the most important job you have had, in this life. Are you going to do it?

I am.